Mark Tyssen is the Director of the Illawarra Football Academy and has been Coaching Junior & Youth age players for over 12 years as both a volunteer Junior coach and through the Academy. He has coached all age groups from U6’s right through to U17/18’s at club level, During this time Mark has also been actively involved in a number of local Junior Clubs as a volunteer.

Mark has extensive experience, knowledge and has had great “SUCCESS” over many years as a Junior Sports Coach and currently holds all FFA Junior – Youth & Senior Football Coaching Licenses. Mark has a passion for football and in particular his caring approach to help all kids from varying backgrounds and cultures. Mark provides opportunities for many kids and is actively involved in many community programs including FREE School Participation Programs, Has been successful in obtaining funding for not for profit Junior Soccer Clubs & offers many Scholarships to underprivileged kids.

Some of Mark’s Achievements Include:
  • Winning many Junior Soccer Premierships over the years
  • Winning a number of Junior Grand Finals with various Junior Teams & Clubs
  • Bellambi 2010 FSC Undefeated Premiers & Grand Final Champions U-14’s
  • Bellambi 2011 Finalists U-15’s
  • Bellambi 2012 FSC Premiers, RB Cup Winners, FNSW State Cup Champions,
  • FNSW Champion of Champion Winners, Grand Finalists U-16’s
  • Connells Point FC 2013 Premiers, FNSW State Cup Champions,
  • FNSW Champion of Champion Finalists U-17/18’s